Message from Msgr. Schwanger


My Dear Family of Our Lady of Lourdes,

Welcome to an unusual Holy Week! As I review our Holy Week schedule, I would like to invite everyone to make a special effort to participate in the liturgies of Holy Week together at home as a family. If family and friends are not in the same house, you might use social media or an app like Zoom to create a virtual community for Holy Week.

All the liturgies of Holy Week will be broadcast through on livestream.

We have a special gift for everyone on Palm Sunday as the Passion will be chanted at both the 11:45 and 1:30 Masses.

For Holy Monday; I invite you to attend Mass virtually, have a simple soup and bread dinner and watch The Passion of the Christ together at home. The Archdiocese of Miami will be livestreaming the Chrism Mass from the Cathedral on Holy Tuesday. Holy Wednesday has another special gift. Our Tenebrae service is so beautiful and well suited to being livestreamed. If you have never participated before, now is the perfect time to join us!

On Holy Thursday we will broadcast the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8:00 pm. While we will not be able to gather for adoration following the Mass, I invite you to be together with the Lord for a while following Mass by means of the webcast of our Perpetual Adoration Chapel. On Good Friday we will broadcast the Stations of the Cross and the Veneration of the Cross throughout the day.

The Easter Vigil will be broadcast at 8:00 pm on Holy Saturday night, beginning with the lighting of the new fire and the Paschal Candle. In addition to the 11:45 and 1:30 Masses on Easter Sunday, we will also livestream the Sunrise Mass from our Outdoor Altar.

Please arrange your schedule to be with us throughout this week. It will be different, but I am sure it will be beautiful and that together we will rise with Christ on Easter Sunday. God bless.

Msgr. Schwanger